i To you, our Seniors, this is
I In service to Salem you haven’t
If papers and tests make you
want to screech,
Remember next month you’ll
be at the beach.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, May 14, 1954
The house president of Strong
for the coming year will be Mary
Elizabeth McClure. Mary E. was
elected by the girls who will
live in that dormitory. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Griffin
McClure of Graham. Mary E. was
active on the business staff of the
Salemite last year.
Mary McNeely Rogers was
elected house president of South.
She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harding Rogers of Moores-
ville, and has written for the
Salemite. Mary Mac was on the
finance committee of the Salem
Emily Baker, Bonnie Bowman
and Denyse McLawhorn were other
nominees for this position which
automatically entitles the officials
to membership on the Student Gov
In an election held last night,
Judy Graham of Bartow, Florida
was elected the new president of
Society hall. Judy has served on
the business staff of the Sights and
Insights, the freshman Y cabinet,
and was recently elected treasurer
of the rising Sophomore class. She
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
0. L. Graham. Rose Tiller was the
other nominee for this office.
Nominees for the president of
Sisters’ house were Ginger Dysard
and Nancy Cockfield. This election
was also held last night.
Talks On Time'
Don Britt reached in and pulled
a “speech from the barrel” yester
day in . chapel which had as its
main iheme, “What Time Do You
In explanation of his theme, he
said that modern man is time-con
scious, but considers himself before
others. And because of his selfish
attitude, he has made the world
active for himself and not for
Mr. Britt noted that scientists
have estimated man will have a
life-expectancy of 115 years in the
coming century. But with the ten
sion of the world not even a cer
tain named aspirin will be able to
relieve the headaches of mankind.
Giving several examples of per
sons who have been unselfish in
giving of their time to others,
Mr. Britt cited the life of Christ
as the greatest sacrifice of all time.
Editor Caro] Glaser and Barbara Allen await the arrival of the 1954 yearbooks, as do Boots Hudson,
Pricilla Henrich auid Puddin’ Bass, who are gowned and ready for graduation.
Annual Produced After Quantities Of Coffee,
Sleepless Nights, Fallen Arches, And Magic
By Betsy Liles
In the catacombs, behind the
men student’s lounge, a small of
fice, newly plastered with yellow
paint, hung with striped curtains
and labled Sights and Insights,
awaits the arrival of the 1954 year
books. This is the Sights and In
sights “time of year.” May Day
has performed, Pierrettes have
dramatized, Salemites have pub
lished—each organization has com
pleted its activity for the year.
Now, as the academic year draws
to the close, the campus awaits the
“baby” of Editor Carol Glaser and
Sights and Insights has a peculair
virtue. “She” works unnoticed.
With the exception of picture
taking in the fall, the yearbook is
developed quietly in the catacombs
. . . Quietly, that is, with the ex
ception of one lone typewriter
clacking out copy. Then at the end
of the year, the 120 page yearbook
with every Salemite’s picture magi
Perhaps Carol Glaser will say
that magic isn’t involved in the
publication of the annual at all.
And Betsy Forrest, business raana-
Hats And Blue Books Bum As
Juniors Accept Senior Dignity
By Judy Williams
Have you seen the latest in hat
styles for ’54? Perhaps you didn’t
know that the Junior class of
Salem College can be quite original
in designing a creation to sit on
top of those short hair styles!
At six o’clock on !^onday, May
17, you can view all of these “hats
of frivolity” at supper. However,
this affair is not to be taken so
lightly, for the tradition has been
continued from year to year at
Salem for quite some time.
This year’s traditional hat-burn
ing ceremony will be at nine o’clock
on Monday night. The Junior class
will don their original creations
which will be worn to supper—
symbols of all the fun and work
they have had at Salena for the
last three years. Both Senior and
Junior classes will be led to the
terrace of the gym.
As the two classes form around
the fire, the seniors will burn their
blue books to symbolize the end
of their years at Salem. Likewise,
the Junior class will burn their
hats of frivolity, and each will don
the robe of a member of the sen
ior class. In this manner, the
members of the rising senior class
accept the dignity and responsi
bilities which they must carry as
campus leaders during the coming
The ceremony will be concluded
as the rising Senior class leads the
class of ’54 from the terrace up
the steps, singing the Alma Mater.
The hat burning tradition is one
of many which is treasured and
continued from year to year.
Through it, the Senior class ex
presses thanks to all Salem has
given them and extends best wishes
to the rising Senior class.
ger, will cry that magic doesn’t
buy ads. So in order to familiarize
each Salemite with the magic work
ings of the Sights and Insights, I
present a list of definitions of a
few staff members and the way in
which they work to carry out their
Editor; Possessed of hair, eyes,
usual human features, harrassed
and worried look. This creature
consumes quantities of coffee and
does not sleep . . . Walks on cam
pus, suddenly stoops down, forms
a box with her hands and cries,
“Hey, that would make a good
picture!” Her appetite, however,
is quite normal . . . She only gets
indigestion when a page of copy'
is misplaced or someone asks for
the hundredth time, “When are the
annuals coming?” She is usually
followed about by Woodrow Wil
son, not the ghost of the past
president, but the local photo
Business Manager; This creature
also inhabits the catacombs, al
though she usually haunts the
streets of Winston in search of
ads. She can be recognized by
such mumblings as, “National adver
tising, bill from the engravers, and
O Agony, the books won’t balance!”
Her fingers are smudged with ink
where she has been writing ' out
checks, fallen arches from her
search for ads, and bags, because
of her sleepless nights of worry
over financing “Sights and In
Photography Editor; Carries a
whip in the Fall and cracks it
while crying, “Now durn it, you be
on time for your picture—and wear
ONE string of pearls.” She is
Choir Clinic Planned
The Fifth Annual Summer Choir
school will be held on the Salem
campus June 20-27. A larger en
rollment than in any previous year
Paul Peterson will head the direc
tion of the school, and will be
assisted by Clemens Sandresky,
Mr. James M. Hart, and Henry
Fols, who will teach courses. Bit
ting dormitory will be used to
house this group.
often an amusing creature, ’ especi
ally when you tell her that you
do not like your picture for the
yearbook, and insist that the photo
graphers return to campus to snap
more poses of you.
Associate Editor; Right hand man
(or left hand woman if the editor
is left handed and of the weaker
sex) on the staff. Turns out write
ups of all the clubs on campus,
talks with a peculiar vocabulary of
such words as hairlines, characters,
trimmed flushes, toenails, bleeds,
and bromides. (Honey, don’t worry
if you don’t know what these words
mean—you have to be a smart an-
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The annual President’s Workshop
was held last Monday night to re
view campus activities of the past
year and to formulate organizat
ional policies and orientation plans
for the coming year.
This group is headed by Mrs.
Amy R. Heidbreder and is com
posed of both the past and new
presidents of campus groups, as
well as faculty advisors.
Suggestions for the coming year
were made in the light of this
year’s problems. The validity of
early Spring elections and inaugu
ration of new officers was dis
cussed. A decision was made that
the schedule of such should stand
as it has been—mainly because it
gives the new officers time enough
to work with the out-going organi
zational heads in learning their
The group decided to establish
an Inter-club council to help
remedy over-lapping campus acti
vities, such as class stunts and
skits, which have been too numer
ous in the past. Suggestions were
made for the combining of these
small fund-raising projects into
larger ones. This group will also
work for increased day student
participation in such activities.
Plans were made for the 1954
freshman orientation program, fol
lowing consideration of suggestions
made by the freshmen of this year.
This program will include emphasis
on testing, adjustment to group liv
ing, acquaintance with campus or
ganizations and acquaintance with
the physical campus.
The speaker for the 1954 com
mencement exercises, which will be
held at 11 ;00 a.m. on Monday, May
31, will be Mrs. Katherine Graham
Mrs. Howard is the Deputy Ad
ministrator of Federal Civil De
fense in Washington, D. C.
She is an alumna of Salem Col
lege and also a graduate of Smith
College. Newly listed in Who’s
Who, she is the only woman to be
appointed as an official delegate
to NATO. Besides her political
and national work, she is the mot
her of two children.
A graduate of Salem in the class
of 1917 with a degree in art, Mrs.
Howard will speak at the reunion
of her class.
Dr. Ralph Herring, pastor of
the First Baptist Church of Win
ston-Salem, will deliver the bacca
laureate sermon at 11 ;00 a.m. on
Sunday, May 30.
On that same day at 5 ;30 p.m.,
the seniors and their families will
be entertained at a buffet supper
given by Dr. and Mrs. Dale H.
Rev. Samuel J. Tesch of Im-
manual Moravian Church here in
Winston-Salem will speak at Sen
ior vespers at 6;45 on Sunday night.
Saturday will be Alumnae Day.
The program begins at 10 ;30 a.m.,
and at 12;00 noon the ,68th annual
meeting of the Salem College Al
umnae association will be held. At
this meeting, Mrs. Howard will be
the speaker. The luncheon will
take place in Corrin Refectory at
1 ;45 p.m.
On Saturday night the seniors,
alumnae, and their guests will be
entertained at a concert in Memor
ial Hall. This concert, composed
of excerpts from the repetoires of
senior music majors, will be fol
lowed by a reception.
To Be Given
Ann Campbell, organist, and
Denyse McLawhorn, contralto, will
present a joint sophomore recital
at 7 ;30 p.m. on Monday, May 17,
in Memorial Hall.
Ann, the daughter of Mrs. George
H. Campbell of Murfreesboro,
studies organ under Margaret Var-
Denyse is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. D. T. McLaw'horn of
Winterville and studies voice under
Their program will be as follows ;
Art,Thou Troubled Handel
If Thou Be Near .Bach
Ter Lo Sai . - - Torelli
Se tu m’ami se sospiti --
When I Am Laid in Earth.,
Prelude and Fugue in B Flat
Major - Bach
Ich Ruf’ Zu Dir, Herr Jesu
Christ - Bach
In Dir 1st Freude Bach
Mondnacht — Schumann
Meine Liche 1st Grun...,Brahms
He’s Goin’ Away (North Caro
lina Folk Song) Davis
Honor ! Honor !
Arr. by Johnson
Love’s Philosophy Quilter
I Am Black But Comely,
O Ye Daughters of Jerusalem.
While the King Sitteth at
His Table Dupre
In Summer Stebbins
Tocatto on “O Filii et Filiae”..
Denyse will be accompanied by
Mrs. Nell Glenn.